Welcome to the Literacy Educators Coalition

Who We Are

We are a group of 400+ literacy educators from all around Australia.

Most of us work as teachers, principals, consultants in schools, or lecturers in teacher education. Many of us are authors of children’s books and teacher reference books. We are sought as speakers at state, national and international conferences. Our members include presidents and past-presidents of ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association), PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association, Australia) and AATE (the Australian Association for the Teaching of English).

We believe that parents deserve accurate information about literacy standards and literacy teaching and learning.

We aim to provide information, and counteract misinformation.

 

Latest News Stories

7 reasons people no longer want to be teachers

7 reasons people no longer want to be teachers

19 April 2018

The Conversation, 16 April 2018.  There has been an alarming drop in first preference applications for teacher preparation courses.  There are at least 7 reasons why people don't want to...more»

Great literature resources from PETAA

Great literature resources from PETAA

14 April 2018

David Hornsby, 14 April 2018.  PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association of Australia) provides outstanding resources for teaching literature in the classroom.  For example: Resource A                       Resource B                    Resource C...more»

Private schools getting $6700 more per student than NSW public schools

Private schools getting $6700 more per student than NSW public schools

14 April 2018

Sydney Morning Herald, 12 Apr 2018.  Government and Catholic schools in NSW are operating with less than 70% of the income per student of the state's private schools.  Read the article here...more»

Victoria joins push for a review of NAPLAN

Victoria joins push for a review of NAPLAN

12 April 2018

The Age, 11 Apr 2018.  Education Minister James Merlino joins NSW, Qld and SA in calls for a review of NAPLAN.  Merlino has said, "There are too many issues surfacing...more»

Rob Stokes (NSW Edn Minister) backs highly critical report on NAPLAN

Rob Stokes (NSW Edn Minister) backs highly critical report on NAPLAN

11 April 2018

Sydney Morning Herald, 9 April 2018.  Education Minister backs report saying that the NAPLAN writing task is severely defective.  Read the article here...more»

NAPLAN's writing test is 'bizarre'

NAPLAN's writing test is 'bizarre'

9 April 2018

Dr Les Perelman, ABC News, 9 Apr 2018.  One of the world's leading education experts says NAPLAN writing tests are absurd and are turning Australian children into bad writers.  Read...more»